Posted: Thursday, 6 March 2014
A Profile of Canada's Labour Market
Each month, Statistics Canada releases its unemployment rate, and many use it to talk about job creation in Canada. Monthly unemployment rates move up and down, making headlines but revealing little. As wor… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Federal Budget 2014 Analysis
What’s in it for us
The 2014 Federal Budget lacks any vision about how to stop growing inequality and stimulate the economy.
The Conservative plan continues to focus on austerity measures to balance their bud… Read More
Posted: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
It has become the norm to believe that cutting corporate income taxes is good for the economy. We have been led to believe that cutting corporate income taxes to increase after-tax corporate profits would lead companies to re-invest in operations like resea… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
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June 2013 Original Document.
Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is seriously broken. The proposed regulatory changes do not go far enough to address the TFWP shortcomings.
The programs … Read More
Posted: Monday, 20 January 2014
For decades, Canada has relied on migrant workers to help develop the economy. Many come through the government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This program was intended to fill very specific jobs on a short term basis—jobs that required work… Read More
Posted: Friday, 18 October 2013
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has estimated that more than 215 million children worldwide are child labourers. This means that more than 1/6 of the children of the world are child labourers.
Child labour is often defined as work that de… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 12 September 2013
It’s now more than 40 years since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women first called for a national child care program. But although most mothers of young children now work outside the home, Canada still has no national child care policy. Without … Read More
Posted: Thursday, 21 March 2013
The major economic problem faced by Canadians today is not government deficits, or balancing the budget by the next federal election for electoral goals. The most pressing problems faced by Canadians are a sluggish economic recovery, a stalling job market, … Read More
Posted: Thursday, 21 February 2013
Police are often not enforcing the corporate criminal negligence laws introduced into the Criminal Code in 2004 through Bill C-45. These criminal code amendments introduced a legal duty for all persons “directing the work of others” to take reasonable s… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Ergonomic hazards may not result in injury after a week, a month, or even a year, but prolonged exposure can greatly increase risk of developing an injury. Ergonomic hazards often lead to musculoskeletal injuries which can affect your ability to perform tas… Read More